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Aboriginal Health Lead, South West LHIN, Erie St. Clair LHIN and Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

London, Ontario
Deadline May 7, 2010

12-month contract

Our clients, the South West LHIN, the Erie St. Clair LHIN and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, are partnering to hire an Aboriginal Health Lead who will be responsible for working collaboratively with Aboriginal partners and other health service providers to build positive working relationships and identify strategies that will improve health services for Aboriginal people.

As the Aboriginal Liaison Consultant, you will be a resource for planning and community engagement with Aboriginal people within the South West and Erie St. Clair LHINs.

In this role, you will be responsible for: identifying barriers and challenges with respect to health status and access to health care services within the Aboriginal communities, building effective relationships, and identifying strategies and initiatives aimed at addressing the health care needs of the Aboriginal population, and coordinating your work with other members of the Erie St. Clair and South West LHIN teams. This role is important in contributing to improved relations with Aboriginal partners and working collaboratively to achieve common goals and increase cultural awareness and sensitivity among health care providers and services.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have post-secondary education (Masters level or equivalent) or training in health administration, health planning, business administration, community engagement or other relevant field. Must be able to demonstrate experience in successful community outreach and community engagement with Aboriginal people, as well as being familiar, with current concepts and techniques in Aboriginal community engagement. Excellent project management and presentation skills-- including budgeting, planning and communications, are essential. The successful candidate will also have a proven track record in working with Aboriginal groups to achieve successful outcomes, especially dealing with complex issues and will also have a good understanding of urban and rural Aboriginal issues.

For more information, please visit http://www.hrassociates.ca\SWLHIN.

Please forward your resume via email to [email protected] by May 7th, 2010.